Fusion-io was once a behemoth of flash memory storage. Back when SSDs were having a hard time saturating SATA 3Gb/sec, Fusion-io was making fire breathing PCIe SSDs full of SLC flash and pushing relatively insane IOPS and throughput figures. Their...
Proven hybrid tech in a desktop form factor, available in capacities up to 4TB.
8GB cache is proving insufficient for all but the mildest desktop usage scenarios.
We already know that SSHD's speed up boot times and other operations, but we've had several readers question the ability of that cached data to stay put over time. With such a small cache, the theory was that unless you are only...
First a look at PCMark Vantage runs. We perform three passes on each Hybrid solution. Ideally the first pass will run at near HDD (uncached) speed, while the second and third passes will evaluate cached performance. So long as the...
A look at the rear of the PCB prior to removal reveals, well, not much.
...but once we flip it over, we see the goodies:
This is the usual fare for a...
You might not expect it from who was originally an optical drive company, but Plextor has been cranking out SSDs for a while now. We will be taking a look at the recent wave of releases from Plextor, starting with the M6M:
Great performance in a small form factor.
Possible long-term performance issues when run without TRIM.
Availability looks to be a bit scarce.
Pricing and Availability...
Class leading throughput and IOPS
Good boot compatibility with the use of AHCI (vs. NVMe)
YAPT (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn't been updated or used in quite some time. That doesn't make it irrelevant by any means though...
Back with the Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB review, I revised the layout of these graphs to better show SSD latency and access time. First, I have removed HDD results as they throw the scale too far to tell any meaningful difference in the SSD...